New board chair sought

Someone who is passionate about the future of Sheffield city centre

Sheffield BID represents the interests of around 500 organisations, including major high street brands, large corporates and local businesses in retail, office, culture and leisure, food and restaurant, night-time economy, education and the public sector. 

Since its formation, Sheffield BID has delivered many innovative solutions, services and initiatives to support businesses and the wider community, investing (to date) over £5.2 million into the safety and cleanliness of the street scene, additional policing and ambassadors, major festivals, events and animation. 

The opportunity

We are now looking to appoint a new independent Chair to our non-executive board. Someone who can lead the Board and provide strategic focus to a team of 16 non-executive directors.

About the role

You will help us to shape the structure of the Board in a way that will bring together the strengths of the local business community and a clear representation of the views and opinions from all sectors in the city centre. 

Your natural style will be collegiate and collaborative, yet also challenging and able to act as a critical friend when appropriate. You will need to be visible and possess the diplomacy and people skills to work effectively with our members and other key stakeholders. You will be an important ambassador for Sheffield BID and the city centre. 

We are looking to appoint an experienced Chair who is actively involved in the city, who will add value to the Board with strategic leadership skills, a passion for the city centre and the wider city. 

How to apply 

If you are interested, please download the Job Pack for further details and then email a comprehensive CV and covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to board@sheffieldbid.com 

Download the job pack

Process

Deadline for applications: 23.59 on Monday, 3 April 2023.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend an interview with a Nominations Committee made up of non-executive directors and stakeholders.

For an initial, confidential discussion please feel free to contact Diane Jarvis, Head of Business Operations – diane.jarvis@sheffieldbid.com or telephone 07946 199883.